Mary Halvorson's Saturn Sings is an abstract jazz cliff-dive inspired by Thelonious Monk, Sam Cooke and Robert Wyatt. Mary Halvorson's Saturn Sings is an abstract jazz cliff-dive inspired by Thelonious Monk, Sam Cooke and Robert Wyatt. Over the 10 tracks that make up her second album as a leader, Halvorson splits the time between her regular trio (bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith) and a full quintet, which adds trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. The harmonies were inspired by a diverse group of composers (Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Robert Wyatt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Archie Shepp), but the new horn section provides the guts behind the songs, taking the spirit of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye.
Making Saturn Sings something of a milestone, as the addition of horns might have had a detrimental effect on the music of her trio, which has already reached a state of almost telepathic understanding. But there's no reason to fear, as the music is as singular as ever. Mirrors (No. 15); Saturn Sings (No. 18). Personnel: Jonathan Finalyson: trumpet; Jon Irabagon: alto saxophone; Mary Halvorson: guitar; John Hébert: bass; Ches Smith: drums. Title: Saturn Sings Year Released: 2010 Record Label: Firehouse 12 Records.
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Mary Halvorson Quintet. Mary Halvorson Quintet - Saturn Sings (No. 18) 04:28. Mary Halvorson Quintet - Sequential Tears In It (No. 20) 06:02. Saturn Sings - Mary Halvorson Quintet. Bending Bridges - Ches Smith, John Hébert, Jon Irabagon, Jonathan Finlayson, Mary Halvorson, Mary Halvorson Quintet. Bending Bridges - Mary Halvorson Quintet.
|1||Leak Over Six Five (No. 14)||6:44|
|2||Sequential Tears In It (No. 20)||6:03|
|3||Mile High Like (No. 16)||4:48|
|4||Moon Traps In Seven Rings (No. 17)||9:25|
|5||Sea Seizure (No. 19)||5:24|
|6||Crack In Sky (No. 11)||8:48|
|7||Right Size Too Little (No. 12)||7:32|
|8||Crescent White Singe (No. 13)||7:26|
|9||Cold Mirrors (No. 15)||5:39|
|10||Saturn Sings (No. 18)||4:29|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Firehouse 12 Records
- Copyright (c) – Firehouse 12 Records
- Recorded At – Firehouse 12
- Alto Saxophone – Jon Irabagon
- Bass – John Hebert
- Co-producer – Taylor Ho Bynum
- Co-producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Nick Lloyd
- Design [Graphic Design] – Megan Craig
- Drums – Ches Smith
- Electric Guitar, Composed By, Producer – Mary Halvorson
- Trumpet – Jonathan Finlayson
NotesRecorded December 19th & 20th, 2009 at Firehouse 12.
℗ © 2010 Firehouse 12 and Mary Halvorson.
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